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Family angry w/ school after girl’s face slashed

The family of a Detroit 8th grader says the girl was attacked on school grounds last week and that school administrators didn’t do enough to prevent it. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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FX developing cartoon set in Detroit elementary school

FX developing cartoon set in Detroit elementary school An animated series set at a Detroit elementary school and executive produced by Sean (Diddy) Combs? That's the word from a Deadline report on a cartoon FX has put in development called "Brightmore Elementary". According to the entertainment industry … Full News here – Read more on Detroit […]

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Sold! Chelsea school owned by Jeff Daniels sells 2 weeks after listing

The property sold for slightly above the listing price of $ 299,900, according to Rick Taylor of Charles Reinhart Company Relators who represented the seller in the deal. The property was owned by actor and notable Chelsea resident Jeff Daniels. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Elect Detroit's school superintendent

Elect Detroit's school superintendent Electing a superintendent would provide sustained leadership, with four-year terms; since 1989 the average tenure of a Detroit Public School leader has been 2.3 years. □ Electing a superintendent during presidential elections would increase voter turnout. Full News here – Read more on The Detroit News

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Actor Jeff Daniels lists former school in Chelsea for sale

For years, St. Mary’s School in the heart of downtown Chelsea was home to the Chelsea Center for the Arts. Now, the 8,600-square-foot building can be an actual home. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Donkey Basketball: A Detroit-area high school tradition since 1957

“If you haven’t done donkey basketball, you have not lived.” Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Against All Odds: Hamtramck High School

Southeast Michigan has a rich heritage of diverse cultures, with many families coming from other countries and choosing to call Hamtramck home, and it’s not by accident. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Equal funding between school districts to be big talking point in debate on education budget

Gov. Rick Snyder proposed an across the board increase of $ 75 per pupil for Michigan school districts in his budget, but the plan might face blowback from lawmakers in the Legislature. Full News here – Detroit News

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8 vacant Pontiac school buildings to be sold to investment group for $800K

Associated Press – Most of Pontiac’s vacant school buildings are being sold for $ 800,000. The Pontiac Board of Education voted Monday to sell eight closed schools in two groups to Pontiac Investment LLC. Board of Education President Karen Cain tells The Oakland Press that officials were informed that the buyer plans to develop residential housing. […]

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Stephen Ross to speak at Wayne State law school

Stephen Ross to speak at Wayne State law school

Kirk Pinho – Stephen M. Ross will speak at the Wayne State University Law School for the first time on April 9. Ross, a 1965 graduate of the school and a billionaire real estate developer and owner of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins and their Sun Life Stadium, will field questions from Dean Jocelyn […]

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Report gives mixed grades to charter school authorizers

A new report from The Education Trust-Midwest found huge disparities in performance among Michigan’s charter school authorizers. The report released by the Royal Oak-based nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization shows that of the nearly 150 charter schools opened since the state charter school cap was lifted in fall 2011, about 20 percent were authorized […]

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Detroit's hard-walkin' worker goes to school

Detroit's hard-walkin' worker goes to school It was a stack of notes from second-graders — in big-block printing, with cute misspellings like "complane" for complain and "lazzy" for lazy. Some invited him to their school, others drew colorful pictures or maps charting his 21-mile trek from his … Full News here – Read more on […]

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New report gives mixed grades to Michigan charter school authorizers

Kirk Pinho – A new report from a local nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization for the first time grades the performance of Michigan’s charter school authorizers. And the results show huge disparities in performance. The report released Thursday by Royal Oak-based The Education Trust-Midwest shows that of the nearly 150 charter schools opened since the state […]

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Detroit school deficit affects reform effort

Detroit school deficit affects reform effort Two leaders in a coalition of community and business leaders said Friday the size and scope of Detroit Public Schools' deficit looms large over their task of giving Gov. Rick Snyder recommendations for improving Detroit's system of schools. The … Full News here – Read more on The Detroit […]

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Court: Emergency managers control vacancies on school boards

Associated Press – The Michigan appeals court says emergency managers running school districts have the power to fill vacancies on a school board. The court ruled Wednesday in the case of Jonathan Kinloch, who was appointed to the Detroit school board in 2013 by emergency manager Roy Roberts. Kinloch got the cold shoulder at his […]

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